Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is the licensing body responsible for Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists in Alberta?

In Alberta, you must be registered with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (ACCLXT).

What are the registration requirements for internationally educated Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists?

Applicants must: 

1. Apply to the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists, and submit all the required documents. 

2. Be sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide professional services in English. 

3. Have obtained a diploma from a program in laboratory and x-ray sciences of at least two years duration approved by the Council. 

4. Write and successfully achieve the required passing score on the ACCLXT Provincial Examination. 

Temporary Permit: 

Graduates from the NAIT CLXT program or an equivalent program, who have not yet successfully passed the ACCLXT Provincial Examination, may apply for Temporary Membership. This will extend from the date of application until the exam results are received. Members holding a Temporary practice permit have three opportunities to challenge the exam in order to receive an Active practice permit and be placed on the General Register. 

For complete information on the requirements for internationally educated Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists, please contact the ACCLXT directly.

What are the educational requirements for Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists in Alberta?

Note: Licensing bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian standards. 

In Alberta, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton offers a two-year Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology program.

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists must be sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide professional services in English. The nature of the work requires a very high level of English in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in order to be successful in the profession. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What resources and supports are available for internationally educated Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What information resources are available for Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists in Alberta?

Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (ACCLXT) 


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